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“Neither a confession nor an accusation”: Michael Polanyi, Hans Reichenbach, and Philosophical Modernity after World War One (2017)


Mary Jo Nye is one of our great historians of chemistry, especially of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her work has been consistent and diligent in connecting the scientific research of the figures she studies to its larger intellectual and cultural contexts. Given the significance and the breadth of the historical figures she studies, this broad focus brings into her histories of chemistry and physics an expansive array of concerns, influences, cultural and political contexts. Of special interest to those of us whose research focuses on the history of philosophy of science, several of the figures substantially illuminated by Nye’s work are scientists who played important roles in the development of (history and) philosophy of science. Among these figures, J. D. Bernal and Michael Polanyi are only the most significant. This essay is part of a special issue entitled THE BONDS OF HISTORY edited by Anita Guerrini.

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Article Anita Guerrini (2017) Introduction to Special Issue: The Bonds of History. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (pp. 263-267). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Nye, Mary Jo
Levere, Trevor H.
Holmes, Frederic Lawrence
Palló, Gábor
Holmes, Frederic Lawrence
Anderson, Robert G. W.
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
Chemical Heritage
Science as Culture
Osmanli Bilimi Arastirmalari: Studies in Ottoman Science
The MIT Press
University of Pittsburgh Press
Pavia University Press
Royal Society of Chemistry
World War I
Science and war; science and the military
Historians of science, modern
Philosophers of science, modern
Science and politics
Polanyi, Michael
Nye, Mary Jo
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent
Urbain, Georges
Bertrand, Gabriel Emile
Lebeau, Paul
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century
18th century
19th century
Ottoman Empire
Istanbul Darülfünunu
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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